I am deeply honored to have had the opportunity to design a capsule collection with Quintus this Spring, introduced to the design world this past week in Los Angeles during the Spring West Week 2017 show.
These pieces are inspired from my time living in Rome, and by the comfortable attitude contemporary Romans have towards their enchanted surroundings. While they’re fully knowledgeable about the history around them, they’re not overburdened by it, and their casual activities beside the Eternal City’s storied antiquities (from aperitivi in Baroque piazze to buying groceries beside Republican era temples) are subtly enhanced by their surroundings.
In this collection we wanted to provide modern, airy, comfortable and casual pieces that carried with them just a hint of historicism. I think we achieved that sense of timeless and transitional elegance, and can not be more grateful to Jobi Blachy, CEO of Quintus, and to my mentor Roger Thomas for bringing this exciting collection to life.